News tagged with performance

Parallel programming may not be so daunting

Computer chips have stopped getting faster: The regular performance improvements we've come to expect are now the result of chipmakers' adding more cores, or processing units, to their chips, rather than ...

Mar 24, 2014
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Why lithium-ion-batteries fail

Materials in lithium ion battery electrodes expand and contract during charge and discharge. These volume changes drive particle fracture, which shortens battery lifetime. A group of ETH scientists together ...

Oct 17, 2013
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New class of industrial polymers discovered

(Phys.org) —Scientists from IBM Research have successfully discovered a new class of polymer materials that can potentially transform manufacturing and fabrication in the fields of transportation, aerospace, ...

May 15, 2014
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NVIDIA helps spark 64-bit ARM systems for HPC

(Phys.org) —NVIDIA could not have chosen a better venue for a chosen target: The International Supercomputing Conference, running to June-26 in Leipzig, Germany, is where NVIDIA took center stage, to demonstrate ...

Jun 23, 2014 weblog
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Batteries as they are meant to be seen

Researchers have developed a way to microscopically view battery electrodes while they are bathed in wet electrolytes, mimicking realistic conditions inside actual batteries. While life sciences researchers ...

Dec 26, 2013
4.9 / 5 (14) 0 | with audio podcast

A new era for atomic clocks

A revolution is under way in timekeeping. Precision timekeeping based on atomic clocks already underpins much of our modern technology—telecommunications, computer networks and satellite-based positioning ...

Feb 05, 2014
5 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast